Carbonfund.org

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Carbonfund.org
Type501(c)(3)
Founded2003
HeadquartersSilver Spring, MD, United States
Area servedGlobal
FocusEnvironmentalism
MottoReduce What You Can, Offset What You Can’t (TM)
Website

www.carbonfund.org

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Carbonfund.org
Type501(c)(3)
Founded2003
HeadquartersSilver Spring, MD, United States
Area servedGlobal
FocusEnvironmentalism
MottoReduce What You Can, Offset What You Can’t (TM)
Website

www.carbonfund.org

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The Carbonfund.org Foundation (known as Carbonfund.org) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in Silver Spring, MD that provides carbon offsetting and greenhouse gas reduction options to individuals, businesses, and organizations.[1] Carbonfund.org purchases and retires certified carbon offsets on behalf of its donors. Donors are given a choice of project type to which they may donate, including renewable energy, reforestation, and energy efficiency projects. Carbonfund.org is a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange [2] and is a Founding Member of the American Carbon Registry.

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Certification

Carbonfund.org exclusively supports projects that are certified by third parties, including Environmental Resources Trust, the Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance, Voluntary Carbon Standard and the Chicago Climate Exchange.[3]

Portfolio

Carbonfund.org supports three types of carbon projects: renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation.[4]

Reforestation

Certification: Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance CCBS "Gold Level" [7]

Verification: CCBS Gold, VCS

Renewable energy

Verification: Environmental Resources Trust

Verification: Green-e Energy RECs

Verification: Environmental Resources Trust

Verification: Environmental Resources Trust

Energy efficiency

Verification: Environmental Resources Trust

Carbonfund.org purchases carbon financial instruments from the Chicago Climate Exchange and retires them.

Impact

Carbonfund.org offers offsets at $10.00 per metric ton.[3] As of December 2008, Carbonfund.org is offsetting over 4 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.[14]

Major partnerships

Carbonfund.org lists more than 1000 business and organizational partners on its website.

References

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